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MEDIATION/ARBITRATION

This option is great for disputes that need a little extra nudge. Work through the mediation process to get a resolution and if there are pieces that can't be decided on or if reaching a decision on anything becomes too much of a struggle, switch to the arbitration model to receive a binding decision.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: How much does it cost?

A: We offer hourly or flat rate packages to best meet your budgetary needs. Contact us to receive a quote admin@commonsenselawyer.com

Q: Does it work?

A: Med/Arb is a great way to use both interest-based negotiation and a decision maker when things get too sticky and the parties are having difficulty coming to an agreement on either a piece of the dispute or the whole thing. During the mediation portion of this process, the parties control the outcome, but if the parties cannot reach a resolution the process switches to arbitration for the parties to receive a binding decision.

Q: The other party doesn't want to use this process. How can I convince them to participate?

A: Med/Arb is a voluntary process, however, a method of alternative dispute resolution is often a mandatory step in any dispute. Save time and money by using Med/Arb first. Encourage the other party to contact our office to get more information on our services admin@commonsenselawyer.com  or invite them to attend one of our FREE Mediation Information Sessions. Our next Info Session is July 24th 5:30-7:30PM

Q: I'm not from Saskatoon. Can I still use your services?

A: We are happy to offer online Med/Arb options for clients in rural areas. Contact us today to request more information on how we can help you from a distance admin@commonsenselawyer.com

Q: Does it work or should I just go to court?

A: Med/Arb is the best of both worlds. Initially, parties get to spend time working through interests and trying to get an agreement. When parties get stuck on part of the dispute or if they just can't get an agreement through mediation, the process switches to arbitration wherein the arbitrator makes a legally binding decision at the end of the process. The benefit of a Med/Arb process versus the court is that this process can be scheduled based on the timeline needed by the parties to the dispute instead of having to adhere to what the court determines is the appropriate timeline.

Q: Where can I get more information?

A: Contact our office to get more information admin@commonsenselawyer.com

or attend one of our FREE Mediation Information Sessions. Our next session is on July 24th 5:30-7:30PM